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Red In The Face? Rosacea Rescue

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MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - More than 16 million Americans have the skin condition known as rosacea. Now, there's a new cream that could help many of those people get a better handle on the facial redness that characterizes this all-too-common skin condition.

"Some people get itching, some people get burning," Mark Nestor, M.D., a dermatologist, told Ivanhoe.

Rosacea is a skin condition that can cause visible blood vessels, bumps, pimples, flushing and redness.

"The redness and flushing can be very debilitating. People don't want to be seen like that," Dr. Nestor said.

Doctor Mark Nestor said it's not life-threatening, but it's often life-altering. A study by the National Rosacea Society found 76 percent of people say rosacea has lowered their self-esteem. Forty one percent said they've canceled social engagements because of it. Like Beatriz Boton, who said it's been a constant source of embarrassment for the last ten years.

"People say ‘oh, your face is red.' And you feel like, ‘I know it's red, but I have a medical condition!'" Beatriz Boton said.

Now, a new cream called Pyratine XR, reduces the appearance of redness, something very few products have been able to do.

"The studies have been very promising, shown very effective. Our patients have also been very happy with the effect of this," Dr. Nestor said.

One 48-week study by the University of California at Irvine showed significant benefit in 80 percent of patients, including a 90 percent reduction in the appearance of lesions. Beatriz has used the cream for more than a month.
 
"So far, I really like it. So far, I've been feeling much better," Beatriz said.

And no longer red in the face when she's interacting with others.

The cream not only helps redness due to rosacea, but can also improve redness from irritation and sensitive skin. Patients with acne lesions, eczema and atopic dermatitis have also benefitted from the treatment.

RESEARCH SUMMARY

BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes pain, swelling, and skin sores similar to acne and makes the face turn red. According to the National Rosacea Society, the disease affects approximately 16 million Americans. Fair-skinned women between the ages 30 and 60 are more likely to develop rosacea. The cause and cure for the disease is unknown, but it does involve the swelling of blood vessels under the skin and is commonly associated with other skin disorders such as, acne vulgaris. (Source: www.rosacea.org).

EFFECTS ON THE PSYCHE: Rosacea can cause outbreaks of small, red, pus filled bumps on the face and neck, rhinophyma, visible red blood vessels on the face, burning or gritty sensation in the eyes, and the tendency to blush easily. Because the disease has such visible affects on a person's appearance, it can cause one to have lowered self esteem. In a survey performed by the National Rosacea Society, more than 76% of rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, and 41% reported that it had caused them to avoid public contact or cancel social engagements. Also, among more severe patients, 88% percent said the disorder had affected their professional interactions, and 51% said they had missed work because of their condition. (Source: www.rosacea.org, mayoclinic.com).

A NEW HOPE: There is not a known cure for the disease, but there are plenty of treatments available. Most patients who have rosacea experience it in stages, pre-rosacea, vascular rosacea, and inflammatory rosacea. The disease usually does not clear up on its own, so most patients should see a doctor as soon as they can detect the disease. The doctor will prescribe either topical medications (medication applied to the face twice a day to reduce inflammation), oral antibiotics (for anti-inflammatory), or isotretinoin (a powerful oral medication sometimes used for severe cases of inflammatory rosacea if other treatment options fail to improve symptoms). The duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of symptoms, but typically there will be improvement within one to two months. Symptoms may recur if the patient stops taking medications, long-term regular treatment is often necessary (Source: www.mayoclinic.com). There are many different options for treatment, but a new cream has recently been under study.

  • Pyratine X-R. This cream was originally designed to treat anti-aging because it rapidly improves skin texture in days, diminishes dark spots or blotches, and repairs dry, damaged skin. It also decreases skin hyper pigmentation, and melasma discoloration. Lastly, it can significantly reduce erythema, lesions, and spider veins associated with rosacea.
  • A Clinical Study. In 2008, a 48 week long study at the department of dermatology at University of California found that patients experienced a 22% decrease of erthema at week 12 and progressed to a 45% decrease by week 36. Also there was a 21% decrease in papules and pustules by week 4 with a continued improvement to 89.5% decrease at week 48. The study showed that treatment with Pyratine improves the skin barrier function as well as a continuous reduction in facial redness, acne lesions, and spider veins associated with mild to moderate rosacea. Also, it improved skin roughness by 86%, increased skin moisture content by 41%, and reduced fine wrinkles by 22% (Source: www.pyratine.com).

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

    Elaine Billings
    (305)933-6716
    E.Billings@ADMCORP.com
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